José Piedra

· 🎨 Visual Artist

Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting (Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Muralist)

🥁 Musician (Drummer), and 🏫 Art Teacher
🏠 Alexandria, VA

Painting restauration and commissions are welcomed

The Andes are the expression of a cosmic miracle, which inspired me to consecrate my life to art . My work, be it painting or music, is my contribution to the strong identity of the Andean people. In various occasions my art invites to a thoughtful process of thinking, in others it shouts and protests. My work also tries to capture satire, as Goya himself did, manifesting the essence of my Andean roots, and the spirit of my Latino people.

In my paintings, I seek to capture the pureness, the joy, and the solemnity of a life unstained by mankind's selfishness. My compositions exhibit colors and forms that, when combine with ordinary images of day-to-day life, creates the magic of my Andean roots.

A magic in which both, artist and spectator become immersed in the discovery of a new creative ritual.

I would still be surrounded by the adventure of dreams, magic and myths, in which our tireless search for forms, language, signals, balance and tension are carried out.

I am in constant search of places, people and things. I am in search of ideas. I am thoughts of freedom, pain, struggle, life, humility, fate and thoughts of strength and love, listening and looping myself with symbols, myths, color, movement, shapes, rhythm and forms.

Through the forces of colorful dialogue, I immersed myself in a journey of vastness and depth to form a window of imagination, to be one with the music of nature.

When painters work exclusively from imagination, doors open to unlimited potentials.